Opinion  /  Published 31.03.21

The time to fight is over: Pak Senate elections

The Senate elections took place in Pakistan earlier this month. As I wrote in these pages last month, the most interesting contest was going to be between the former prime minister, Yusuf Raza Gilani,...
By Mehmal Sarfraz in

India  /  Published 18.03.21

Imran: India should take first step

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday said India will have to take the first step for improving bilateral relations, indicating that after the August 5, 2019, changes in Jammu and Kashmir, t...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.03.21

India and the Great Game

The secretive India-Pakistan negotiations for the border ceasefire raise perplexing questions. Scoring in propaganda, the Pakistan army publicized the ceasefire before India could state soberly that i...
By N.V. Subramanian in

World  /  Published 15.03.21

Pak Hindus pardon temple mob

Hindus in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have decided to pardon the mob that vandalised and burned down a century-old temple in the province. Local clerics and members of the Hindu commu...
By PTI in Peshawar

Jharkhand  /  Published 14.03.21

Fake currency racket busted in Mango

In a sensational breakthrough, police on Sunday arrested a man who was running a racket of printing and circulating fake currency notes in Mango, Jamshedpur. The man identified as Aftab Alam, son of M...
By Kumud Jenamani in Jamshedpur


Opinion  /  Published 12.03.21

Slip shows: India now an 'electoral autocracy'

Democracy is supposedly the very antithesis of autocracy. Ideally, what distinguishes democracy from a totalitarian polity is free and fair elections. In a worrying development, the traits that distin...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 12.03.21

The Indo-Pak ceasefire agreement

Coincidentally, I wrote in these pages last month on the forthcoming 20th anniversary of the Agra summit. The February 25 joint announcement of the Indian and Pakistan militaries on an agreement to en...
By T.C.A. Raghavan in

World  /  Published 12.03.21

Pakistan to block TikTok after court order

Pakistan will block popular social media app TikTok after a court order, a spokesman for the country’s telecoms regulator said on Thursday. “The court has asked PTA to block access to Tik...
By Reuters in Islamabad

Sports  /  Published 11.03.21

Liam Livingstone happy to be back

Franchises have shown faith in Liam Livingstone and he vindicated it with worthwhile contributions with the bat in the T20 leagues. And courtesy those performances, the 27-year-old batsman, who can al...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

World  /  Published 10.03.21

Pak central bank to be independent of govt

Pakistan’s top election body on Tuesday refused to take action on the allegations of vote buying in the recent enate elections just on the basis of video clips unless those involved in offering ...
By Reuters in Islamabad


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